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What Should I Do to Prepare for My College Admission Performance Audition?

Performing arts school admission auditions are high pressure. Here's some quick advice for how to prepare and what to expect from one of our experts.

Jeannie Borin, MEdJeannie Borin, MEd
President and Founder
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Research the specific audition requirements for those colleges on your list that have auditions. Pay close attention to deadlines and locations of the auditions. Practice a lot and record your work. When you're there, (usually) a small panel of faculty members from the appropriate department will view your audition. You're expected to be well prepared. If there's a script or musical piece you'll be reading, it's nice to have copies of those available for the panel to hand out to them before you begin. Also, be sure to thank them for their time when the audition is over. A little common kindness goes a long way.

If you need more help getting through other parts of your applications, check out Video: Surviving College Applications for Performing Arts Students.

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